Does the welfare system need reform?
Ministers have revealed plans to reform the current welfare system including a new "universal credit". Will this tackle the "benefit culture"?
There will also be new sanctions for claimants who turn down jobs as well as a cap on benefits paid to a single family.
Supporters of the overhaul claim that the current system actively discourages claimants from looking for work or those on low-paid jobs from increasing their hours. However, critics say that vulnerable people could be left worse off.
Does the current system encourage people to act irresponsibly? Are you receiving benefits? Would the changes encourage you back into employment? Do you work in the welfare system? Are you a benefits advisor?
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